It happens. Today I completely lost track of the time. Patti and I went to a noon meeting with a best of friends. Then we went shopping and just casually passed a few hours, stopping for a Frosty (thank you again Robb) at Wendy’s and checking our PO Box for mail. Then we came home and, in the National Basketball Association final round, we watched the Golden State Warriors play, and beat, the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Then I did some Trip Advisor work on-line and, almost exhausted out-of-my-mind after all of this action, I lay down for a full 1-1/2 hour nap. Waking up at close to 11pm, I then ate some dinner and here-I-am.
Well, where-I-am, it is still (but just barely) June 6th.
D-DAY .. JUNE 6th, 1944
On this date, one of the greatest amphibious military assaults in history took place on the beaches of Normany, France. Operation Overlord was its ‘code name’ in our military annals.
One of Patti’s dear friends sent Patti the following words in an e-mail titled D-Day Memories ..
I am remembering June 6 1994. My husband and I had spent some time in New York (stayed at Waldorf Astoria) and then left for France. We had a wonderful trip driving to Mont St Michel which is an ancient monastery on a point of land going out into the English Channel. We then drove around in the Normandy Beach area and it was the 50th celebration of the D-Day Invasion. There were lots of people on the road including some cars with American flags flying from them. We hadn’t arrived there on that date on purpose but it was moving to see all the celebration.
I am happy to realize that I am not alone in remembering this date in history.
I was age 7-years 9-months and I can clearly (if a tad vaguely) remember that something ‘really big’ was happening.
To all of those (and I include their families and loved ones) who participated in the planning and the actual execution of the invasion ..
This includes Patti’s father who was in the United States Naval Service on D-Day.
WE HONOR YOU,
WE SALUTE YOU AND
WE THANK YOU!
Cap and Patti
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